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BBC journalists strike causes flagship shows to be canceled

BBC journalists staged a 24-hour strike on Monday in protest at job cuts, preventing the transmission of the flagship Today morning news program and several other television and radio shows. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) walked out at midnight (local time and GMT) on Sunday over compulsory redundancies expected to affect BBC…

Home Office strike announced for eve of Olympics

The Public and Commercial Services Union announced today that its Members across the Home Office will strike on Thursday 26 July – the day before the start of the Olympic Games. It’s part of a long-running dispute over job cuts, pay and privatisation and the action includes staff across the Home Office, including the UK…

Boxing Day tube strike challenged at High Court

London Underground (LU) has commenced legal action challenging the validity of the strike called by the Aslef union in a row over additional Boxing Day pay. Aslef is calling for “substantial incentives”, thought to be treble pay, and a day off in lieu for those that work on Boxing Day. If the dispute is not…

Majority of private sector employees oppose public sector strikes

The majority of private sector workers are opposed to public sector strike action and a significant proportion are virulently opposed, according to leading recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark. The new research shows a distinct lack of sympathy for state workers’ disquiet at government reforms to their employment packages. Badenoch & Clark advises that as increasing…

Council workers in Southampton to strike over sackings

Employees at Southampton City Council are planning industrial action – with some going on strike – in protest to the council sacking thousands of workers and then re-employing them on altered terms and conditions. The staff involved include care workers, street cleaners, refuse collectors, social workers, parking enforcement officers, building trades and various other services.…

The government has been warned of the possibility of renewed industrial action from unions in light of a report due to be published this week. A Treasury review conducted by Lord Hutton, the former Labour cabinet member, is expected to recommend that nurses, teachers and council workers lose gold-plated final salary pension schemes and pay…

Teachers to strike over unfair pension proposal

Teachers’ unions have threatened a national teachers’ strike over unfair pension plans According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the proposed 3.4 per cent increase in pension contributions by 2014 is unacceptable and tore up an agreement made on pensions four years ago. The union’s general secretary Mary Bousted said: “It is grossly unfair…